SunPet - Real-time Sun Exposure Monitorization using Smartphones

The rise in the incidence of skin cancers over the past decades is strongly related to increasingly popular outdoor activities (recreational exposure to the sun) and history of sunburn, which are factors that lie within each individual’s own responsibility.

In this work, we proposed the development of a solution that empowers and motivates the users to actively manage their behaviour regarding sun exposure. The goal was to develop an Android application that detects in real-time risky behaviours by merging information from GPS (Global Positioning System) location, UV (Ultraviolet) radiation and exposure time. Moreover, the most differential factor of this work (and also the major breakthrough) was to find a suitable way to merge information from GPS, UV radiation and exposure time in order to create reliable metrics for risk assessment of sun exposure.

Development of an Android application that detects in real-time risky behaviours by merging information from GPS location, UV radiation and exposure time.

Implementation of several additional features that turns the developed mobile application into a more robust solution, such as: the implementation of a personal sun exposure history; the creation of a warning system to monitor the user’s behaviour; the adoption of an user-friendly layout that captures the user attention.

 

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